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AuthorQuote Topic
Kael, Pauline"Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher. "Movie
Kahn, Louis"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul. "Art
Kahn, Alice"For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three. "Technology
Kapor, Mitchell"Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network. "Business
Kapor, Mitchell"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. "Technology
Karloff, Boris"It grossed something like 12 million dollars and started a cycle of so-called boy-meets-ghoul horror films. "Movie
Kaufman, Irving R."To the extent that the judicial profession becomes the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure precedents and the narrowest grounds available, the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks. "History
Kaufman, Irving R."What most impresses us about great jurists is not their tenacious grasps of fine points, honed almost to invisibility; it is the moment when we are suddently aware of the sweep and direction of the law, and its place in the lives of men. "History
Kaufman, Irving R."The judicial system is the most expensive machine ever invented for finding out what happened and what to do about it. "History
Kaufman, Irving R."The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society. "History
Kay, Alan"It [the computer] is the first metamedium, and as such it has degrees of freedom for representation and expression never before encountered and as yet barely investigated. "Technology
Kay, Alan"The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. "Technology
Kay, Alan"The best way to predict the future is to invent it. "Technology
Keane, Bil"A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. "Love
Keats, John"The poetry of the earth is never dead. "Nature
Keats, John"Love is my religion - I could die for it. "Love
Keats, John"Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance. "Poetry
Keillor, Garrison"God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is, he's stuck with so many bad actors who don't know how to play funny. "Life
Keller, Helen"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. "Religion
Keller, Helen"It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears."Religion
Keller, Allan"The only war is the war you fought in. Every veteran knows that. "History
Keller, Helen"To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. "Nature
Kelly, E. M."Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" "Business
Kelly, E. M."The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, 'Go!' -a leader says, 'Let's go!'. "Business
Kendall, Peter"In an era when the nation's collective imagination is no longer captured by space, real science sometimes has a smaller budget than science fiction. "Science
Kenmore, Carolyn"If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. "Experience
Kennedy, John F."Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. "War
Kennedy, Rose"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? "Nature
Kennedy, Eugene"The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple? "Friendship
Kennedy, Jacqueline"What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane? "History
Kennedy, John F."When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. "History
Kennedy, John F."I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty, which will protect the beauty of our natural environment, which will preserve the great old American houses and squares and parks of our national past and which will build handsome and balanced cities for our future. "Nature
Kennedy, John F."If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. "History
Kennedy, John F."History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. "History
Kennedy, John F."We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it. "History
Kennedy, Edward M."Dad, I'm in some trouble. There's been an accident and you're going to hear all sorts of things about me from now on. Terrible things. "History
Kennedy, John F."Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future. "History
Kennedy, John F."And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. "Patriotism
Kennedy, John F."Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen revolution inevitable. "Peace
Kennedy, John F."But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings. "Peace
Kennedy, John F."I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours. "Technology
Kennedy, John F."The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. "Technology
Kennedy, Mark"All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. "Technology
Kennedy, John F."War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today. "War
Kennedy, John F."The basic problems facing the world today are not susceptible to a military solution. "War
Kettering, Charles F."People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people. "Science
Kettering, Charles F."High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. "Business
Key, Ellen"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. "Art
Khamarov, Eli"Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. "Poetry
Khrushchev, Nikita S."The more bombers, the less room for doves of peace. "History
Kierkegaard, Soren"Life must be understood backwards. But it must be lived forward. "Experience
Kierkegaard, Soren"A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul." "Poetry
Kierkegaard, Soren"Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. "Religion
Kilian, Michael"Actually, my artistic knowledge is so tiny it could fit into the brain of an art critic. "Art
Kimbrough, Emily"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. "Friendship
King, Larry"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. "Success
King, Stephen"The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window. "Religion
King, Stephen"You couldn't get hold of the things you'd done and turn them right again. Such a power might be given to the gods, but it was not given to women and men, and that was probably a good thing. Had it been otherwise, people would probably die of old age still trying to rewrite their teens. "Experience
King, Jr., Martin Luther"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control. "Science
King, Jr., Martin Luther"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam. "War
King, Jr., Martin Luther"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. "Science
Kingsolver, Barbara"Why does a person even get up in the morning? You have breakfast, you floss your teeth so you'll have healthy gums in your old age, and then you get in your car and drive down I-10 and die. Life is so stupid I can't stand it."Life
Kingsolver, Barbara"There's a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like this, dizzying, diagonal, perfectly straight, so after all it wasn't a forest but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature, unless you count human nature. "War
Kingsolver, Barbara"Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work - that goes on, it adds up. "Life
Kiraly, Gen Bela"Even pirates, before they attack another ship, hoist a black flag. "History
Kirk, Grayson"The most important function of education at any level is to develop the personality of the individual and the significance of his life to himself and to others. This is the basic architecture of a life; the rest is ornamentation and decoration of the structure. "Education
Kirkpatrick, Jeane J."We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace. "War
Kissinger, Henry A."It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. "History
Kissinger, Henry A."No country can act wisely simultaneously in every part of the globe at every moment of time. "War
Kleppner, Daniel"Big machines are the awe-inspiring cathedrals of the 20th century. "Technology
Kluckhohn, Clyde"Anthropology provides a scientific basis for dealing with the crucial dilemma of the world today: how can peoples of different appearance... and dissimilar ways of life get along peaceably together? "Science
Knapp, Adeline"I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness. "Nature
Kneller, George"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. "Imagination
Knudsen, Kay"Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. "Love
Koppel, Ted"History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions. "History
Korda, Michael"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own. "Business
Korzybski, Alfred"The map is not the territory. "History
Kotomichi, "My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms - will it return to my body when they scatter? "Nature
Kraft, Virgil A."Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. "Nature
Kraus, Karl"Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust. "Experience
Krishnamurti, Jiddu"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. "Society
Krishnamurti, Jiddu"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. "Love
Kroeber, Alfred L."Anthropology is the most humanistic of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities. "Science
Kronenberger, Louis"There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. "Religion
Kronholz, June"Diamonds are forever. E-mail comes close. "Business
Kubrick, Stanley"A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later. "Movie
Kupferberg, Tuli"When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. "Imagination
Kuralt, Charles"You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars. "Society


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